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Adrian

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Kim
« on: 10 May 2022, 04:46:03 pm »
I have chosen my next cyclekart, its goig to be the first GN, Kim.
I know its been done before but I have never seen it so its new to me.
If anyone can help with info/drawings it would be appreciated.
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Re: Kim
« Reply #1 on: 11 May 2022, 06:27:20 am »
Here is Pic of Kim for you Adrian. It does look a comfy ride but not so reliable.

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Re: Kim
« Reply #2 on: 11 May 2022, 06:45:10 am »
I thought you were going all Disney feminist on us to attract a less homogeneous and more inclusive  membership  ;D
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

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Re: Kim
« Reply #3 on: 11 May 2022, 08:49:56 am »
Obviously others of us have different viewing habits :)
Back to Adrian's question. All the research etc that I did when I built "Little Kim" never turned up a single drawing of either of the 2 Kims that AFN built. Like most at that time, drawings would have detracted from build time, and that was a very few weeks.
Of course as there were 2, the first using a GN wooden chassis and belt drive that was blown off Brooklands by a passing car, and the second replacement on a GN steel chassis with the famous chain drive. I have a small mountain of references. Adrian you are welcome to come over and peruse,

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Re: Kim
« Reply #4 on: 11 May 2022, 09:20:17 am »
What struck me about the car is how incredibly skinny it is.  It's a real shoehorn job to fit into the seat.  The bodywork is rough too...very beaten up.

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Re: Kim
« Reply #5 on: 11 May 2022, 09:37:57 am »
As you said Stefan! There is no room for a brake pedal as well as a clutch, which is why there are inter linked brake levers on each side :)
I purchased a copy of "The Spiders' Web" the definitive book on the Davenport Spider hillclimb cars which arrived today. This has more about the versions of Kim than I have previously seen, even with the help of the Frazer Nash and GN club and its' members.
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Re: Kim
« Reply #6 on: 19 May 2022, 07:02:05 am »
I stumbled across this photo of the cockpit that I think is the GN Spider, taken at VRM.

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Re: Kim
« Reply #7 on: 19 May 2022, 07:59:13 am »
I agree that's Spider body taken off the chassis at VRM. It has been attached to the chassis in the same way since the 1930s. One piece body attached to the chassis with 6 bolts and wingnuts. The bonnet can be separately removed,